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Anthony Benezet

Anthony Benezet, born Antoine Bénézet, was a French-American abolitionist and educator who was active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of the early American abolitionists, Benezet founded one of the world's first anti-slavery societies, the Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage; the first public school for girls in North America; and the Negro School at Philadelphia, which operated into the nineteenth century. He was a vegetarian and... Read More

BornAntoine Bénézet
January 31, 1713
Saint-Quentin, Aisne, France
DiedMay 3, 1784 (aged 71)
Philadelphia, U.S.
NationalityFrench-American
OccupationTeacher

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